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ATTACKS ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES HEIGHTEN REGIONAL AND GLOBAL TENSIONS

26th Sep 2019 . by incontext_adm

Iran was responsible for the attacks on two Saudi oil facilities earlier this month, the leaders of the United Kingdom, France and Germany said, drawing a sharp response from Iranian officials. The leaders issued a joint statement on Monday [23 September] as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that the UK may withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, as US President…

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ISRAEL ESCALATES ITS SHADOW WAR WITH IRAN

5th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Andrew Richards Israel has carried out a series of attacks across the Middle East in recent weeks to prevent Iran from equipping its Arab allies with precision-guided missiles, drones and other sophisticated weapons that could challenge Israel’s defences. The attacks represent a new escalation in the shadow war between Iran and Israel, which has…

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INFOGRAPHICS

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

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ROUHANI: IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’

4th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

4 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits…

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US-IRAN TENSIONS DEEPEN

27th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Iran said on Tuesday [25 June] that a decision by the United States to impose “hard-hitting” sanctions on the country’s top leadership, including the Supreme Leader, has permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. “Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif)…

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IRAN SAYS TRUMP WARNED OF AMERICAN ATTACK BUT WANTS TALKS

21st Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues. News of the message, delivered through Oman overnight, came shortly after…

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IRAN AND THE US ESCALATE THEIR ‘WAR OF WORDS’

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Iran announced that it would stop complying with certain elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, in 60 days if the remaining signatories did not find a way to make the deal more economically beneficial to Iran. The announcement came a year after President…

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SENTENCED

3rd Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes,  according to her family. Sotoudeh is well known for representing human rights defenders, dissidents and women who protested against the compulsory wearing of a headscarf in Iran. According to IRNA, Iran’s state-owned news service,…

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INFOGRAPHICS

13th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

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IRANIANS MARK 40 YEARS SINCE THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION

20th Feb 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Alex Pollock Since the revolution, which unified the country [Iran] against the Shah, the country appears today to be more divided between the hardliners, who believe in the strict implementation of laws from 40 years ago, and the reformists who are pushing for more economic transparency and more freedoms among its population. (Aljazeera) Commemorating…

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